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. things are going to be a little different at the airport as you know with all of the new tsa procedures. we're going to be looking at the airport delays going on right now, the airport procedures that are in place as well, getting you ready for your thanksgiving week. hello to you all from the cnn center this is your "cnn sunday morning," 8:00 a.m. here in atlanta where i stand. i'm t.j. holmes. the tsa has been getting an earful from people on capitol hill, from people out there on line who are going to be traveling already gone through the testy procedures if you will at the airport. thanksgiving as you know the traditionally busy travel season we're just getting it under way right now. aaa estimating some 42 million people will be traveling 50 miles per more from home, 1.5 million of those are by plane. all those numbers are up from last year. the issue for some air travelers as you know, the choice between those revealing full body scanners or do you take the intrusive patdown? the tsa chief released a video this weekend trying to help educate the travellers even more and remind you
for the tsa. they say pilots can skip security screenings at the nation's airports. they can pass the security when they present to fall del. id -- photo id's. >> plenty of people have begun their banks in trouble. we witnessed that this is on everyone's mind. we noticed a lot of passengers trying to determine which lines would bring them to the controversial body imaging scanners and which would lead them to the traditional metal detectors. would it be the scanners or the pat-downs. everyone seems to have an opinion. >> i have had my love pats. >> what is next? >> former president bush even got into the act. >> the tsa is constantly on the defensive, trying to squash protects the day before. some airports are looking to replace the tsa with doubleday tsa with private security. -- replace the tsa with private security. >> if they want to see me take my clothes off, i will. >> i would rather be searched then blown up. >> there are still those who call it an unnecessary invasion. >> there have been over for under a complaint filed. when county wants to press charges against tsa agents conducting
of this been done perfectly? no. >> the head of tsa said they are not making any changes, but they will continue to evaluate. >> we are always looking for ways to evolve our technology and protocols. we're looking at back to see if there's any basis for any way that we can modify, and yet, provide the level of security that everybody wants. >> in the meantime, the tsa minister is urging people not to boycott the -- administrator is urging people not to boycott the bodies gantt, opting instead for deepak down. that could lead to huge delays. >> officials are telling travelers not to believe all of the horror stories floating around about airport security, but some passengers say it is still an invasion of privacy. we continue our team coverage live from b.w.i. marshall. >> i talked to an overwhelming majority of people here at b.w.i. who say they are in favor of pat downs and full body scanners. the camera walker and her kids are heading out of town for thanksgiving. despite the tensions whirling around the tsa checkpoints, she is not concerned. >> i think it is part of be
that does not understand how the back of the tsa agent's hand on your groin is somehow better than the front. it's still your hand on my groin. i'm glad you're up with us this morning watching on msnbc or listening live on sirius xm radio. shoot me an e-mail at and let me know why you're awake or do what eli manning does text the word awake followedbly your response to 622639. we'll read the best responses later in the show. the next 30 minutes will be your cram session for monday, november 22nd. a lot going on today, including the stark treaty on nuclear weapons in jeopardy even as the little guy in north korea proudly shows off a new facility. sarah palin beats up a halibut with a billy club on national television. this is good stuff. you got to see it. you will in a moment. first let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. facing protests from travelers and pressure from the white house, even, the head of the transportation security administration is softening now his stance on invative new airport screening procedures. in a statement ou
that would put someone in the position of being subjected to these enhanced patdowns. tsa says that's a small percentage of the flying public daily, about 2 million people fly and tsa says that's a small percentage of the people that are subjected to those patdowns. but president obama even himself was talking about the new tsa security measures today from portugal. he was asked about it at a press conference, and the president himself said that he understands the frustration of the flying public, but also said that it's a very tough situation, those are his words, for both tsa and the passengers. listen to a little bit from president obama. >> at this point, tsa, in consultation with our counterterrorism experts, have indicated to me that the procedures that they've been putting in place are the only ones right now that they consider to be effective against the kind of threat that we saw in the christmas day bomber. but i'm going to -- every week i meet with my counterterrorism team, and i'm constantly asking them whether is what we're doing absolutely necessary, have we thought it through,
airport screening? >> i think this has caught the tsa and homeland by surprise. >> probably not as surprised as airport passengers getting patdowns. >> you touch my junk, i'll have you arrested. >> you're hearing horror stories. >> they pulled me into another room and they searched me again. i just felt dirty. >> reporter: officials say the tsa would rather look and not touch. >> to avoid something like that, go through that screening device. >> say no, you'll be pulled aside by a tsa agent. >> you're in a tough decision. >> the government says 99% of passengers will be passed up for a patdown. >> a small percentage of passengers who get patted down. >> unless a scanner goes off. >> and that's when the fun begins. >> we're talking somewhere around 8% or so. >> homeland security secretary janet napolitano acknowledges there may be room for adjustment. >> there's wiggle room here not elbow room. >> the alternatives? >> we're not talking about profiling. >> the recent approach that some people would call profiling. >> these close encounters are leaving no one satisfied. >> i'm
all those people with the tsa new body scanning, it's recipe for long delays. this report -- >> it seemed to be. >> airport officials say this could be the calm before the storm in a year that so far has been shaping up as ffo busiest ever. 3.5million travelers came through in october breaking the record ten years ago and thanksgiving week is expected to see more this fall. by early evening the airlines were back on schedule and full staff including this 120-pound ticketing agent kept the front counters under control. lines of security were a bit listeninger. >> i think the scanners show a little bit more soft tissue than maybe necessary. >> i don't have a problem with it if i'm flying every now and then. but i do have a problem with it if i had to be subjected to it on a daily basis. >> for others, i think it's perfectly fine. >> when faced with a choice of posing or getting a pat down, the vast majority chose the machine over strange pair of hands. >> remember, this is just a start of holiday travel and busiest day will be this coming must understand. they're expecting m
naked in front of a tsa agent. what an agent did to one flight attendant. >>> a car full of teens. two are dead. no word on drugs or alcohol. why the drivers still has no business being behind the wheel. >>> banned in the united states. but we found them for sale. we go undercover to track chinese diet pills. how they get to bay area store shelves. >> i'm dana king. >> i'm ken bastida. weekend washout. our first cold storm of the season. there is a live look at downtown san jose where it is coming down right now. latest right now from roberta. >> this is the first winter storm and it is only autumn still and it is producing heavy presip taking right now for the eastern portion of our bay area. across the central bay into the peninsula. pretty moderate to heavy rainfall. if you're in the san jose area we saw rain drops on the floor there and on the roadway and now you have heavier rainfall upstream. let's head to the east bay. we have a shot of moderate rainfall passing through the corridor an upstream even heavier precipitation that will be moving your way. so far an inch of rain has a
and is now speaking out about the public backlash over tsa's new screening methods. >> what exactly are you hearing? >> we understand that a number of people are concerned about the changes in our policies. >> reporter: tsa's new scanners see through clothes disturbing enough for some flyers, but overtaken now by the alternative, a hands-on close contact body search by a tsa officer. passenger safety, pistol says, should be the number 1 concern. >> everybody else around them has been thoroughly screened and that includes you and that includes me. what it comes down to for each person, what is that sense of security with privacy. >> the tsa says despite concerns over long lines, if passengers opt out of the scanners there have been relatively few delays over the nation's airport since the new system was put into place. >> i would say that a very small percentage of people less than 3% of people are actually seeing pat-downs and the advance in technology machines that we're having out there people are going through that at a 98 99% rate. they're not opting out because they feel safe and secur
airport security measures and now a u.s. senator is chiming in as well. what he wants to hear from the tsa as we inch toward that holiday travel season, but first quick check of our rundown. the news edge at 11:00 will be right back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. from >>> the backlash continues to grow tonight over those controversial airport security measures, talking about the new enhanced patdowns and the full body scans. now a u.s. senator is calling on the transportation security administration to come clean about how they're conducting invasive new body searches. with less than a week before the thanksgiving travel rush, some passengers are calling for a boycott. here's fox 5's tom fitzgerald. >> reporter: when a tsa agent performs an intense hands on patdown of mike johan's body, the kind of a feeling he won't soon forget. >> the patdown is intrusive. there's no getting around. it. >> reporter: but while mike johan is a frequent flyer, he is also a united states senator from nebraska who just happens to sit on the very committee that oversees the tsa. >> does that worry you w
is going on with t.s.a., but is something wrong with the story. give me a few minutes here because there is a lot to cover. obviously, we need security in this country. our airports are not safe. but i think what we need more of, and we're not getting any of it is common sense. we aren't using any common sense at our airports right now. because of this, the tension between people and the government are rising as a result. just what we need, more things to separate us from our government. isn't that great? it's because of a security procedure from the t.s.a. coincidently, right here at the busiest travel time of the year. there is a lot of misinformation going around on the internet on this story. some things that i've seen and i've gotten caught by it a couple of times, like the videos. amazing video of a girl being frisked, that happened two or three years ago. some of the videos happened a long time ago under bush. you have to be careful. the liberal and the conservative press are getting the story wrong and mixing things that you have to be careful. do your own investigation and
these invasive tsa patdowns and body scans, but they are the best option. >> procedures they have been putting in place are the only ones right now that they considered to be effective. >> so, why then do security experts say the exact opposite? >> and terrorists posting details about those failed mail bombings. how easy it was to do and how they're planning even more attacks just like it. >> "fox & friends" begins right now. ♪ >> hello there. >> hello. >> good morning, bright and early. how you guys doing. >> great. >> wonderful. >> how about you. >> fantastic. clayton bummed out, i didn't get my high school or elementary school yearbook photo to him. >> overnight. >> a story, would you touch up your picture. >> or your child's photos because i want to touch up one of my four year olds at the time photos and she had a scrape and now it's possible to touch up a class photo. >> it's happening in droves. something is wrong with that. >> we start with a massive new facility to enrich uranium has gone up secretly and very quickly, mind you in north korea. what does it mean for the future of int
up at least one thing so far. a lot of frustrated passengers. >> the tsa is out of control. >> reporter: these pat downs are considered by many to be too close tomorrow comfort, too up to interpretation. one breast cancer survivor, a flight attendant tells this story. >> she put her full hand on my breast and said "what is this?" i said "a prothesis, i've had breast cancer." she says "you'll need to show me that." >> would you submit to one of these pat downs? >> not if i could avoid it. who would? >> the tsa worked over the weekend to convince passengers the measures are necessary. >> you have the option to request the pat down be conducted in a private room and have the option to have that pat down witnessed by a person of your choice. >> the tsa added airport screening procedures will be adapted as conditions warrant. >> it hasn't changed any. i feel greater security with the scanners. >> there's an internet movement urging passengers to opt-out of body scans this week to slow security and prove a point to the tsa. >> the truth is, most travellers just want to get to the
far. meanwhile, 48% say they are justified. the tsa is now asking for patience as we head toward the busiest travel day of the year. here, now, is sharyn alfonsi. >> reporter: on one of the busiest travel days of the year, we fanned out to ten airports across the country, to find out how long passengers are waiting to get through security. in denver, 16 minutes. chicago, seven. atlanta, five. and boston, just two minutes. on average, about nine minutes. where is all that chaos we were expecting? well, the tsa says, of the 2 million passengers who fly every day, less than 3% are getting patdowns. 3%. and less than 1%, are being pulled aside for even more screening. meaning, millions of passengers are moving through security swiftly. viral videos, like this one, of an 8-year-old boy getting screened with his shirt off, has been fueling the ire of those passengers who say the tsa is going too far. but what's really going on here? the tsa says the boy set off an alarm and did have to go through a secondary screening. but they say the boy's father, not the tsa, removed his shirt in an
on capitol hill tonight about who and how people are being searched. the tsa met with -- with hands- on pat down of mike johan's body, the kind of feeling he won't forget. >> the pat down is intrusive. there is no getting around it. >> reporter: while he is a frequent flyer, he happens to sit on the committee of the tsa. >> you think you overstepd? >> reporter: the problem is since tsa rolled out the new body scanners seeing through clothes, it'sel to passengers that get scanned or patted -- it's told passengers to get scanned or patted down and he got both. >> it's not is explained to myself as to why any citizens would have to go through both. interestingly enough, i got phone calls yesterday from people saying well, i had to do both. >> reporter: in the meantime, passenger protests have sprung up cintrusive, a situation of t own making said the senator, because of the agency's lack of explanation. >> and that is not going to be sufficient for them to say this is the way we're doing it now. you have to explain this. this is intrusive. >> reporter: it's a debate over privacy versus secur
at airports is boiling over. >> after an outdoor, the tsa might be backing down local. natasha barrett is at reagan national with more. >> good morning. it might be a sign that the tsa is backing down. yesterday the tsa administrator made a statement saying that the screening procedures will be done as conditions warrant. new security scans and pat- downs are getting a lot of reaction. frustrated passengers. >> the tsa is out of control. >> the tsa tried to convince passengers the methods are necessary. added airport security procedures will be adapted as conditions warrant. >> you have the option to request that the pat-downs be requested in a private room and that'd be witnessed by a person of your choice. >> there are body scanner across the country but only 2100 border security agents. that means there are not with as many agents available to do a pat-downs. >> i feel greater security with the scanners. >> there is an internet movement urging passengers to opt out of body scans this week to appoint to the tsa and to slow down security. >> most travelers just want to get to their de
itself acknowledging some mistakes in new tsa procedures. >> has all of this been done perfectly? no. >> reporter: but officials tonight stand by the new policy and the use of the new enhanced screening machines. a majority of the public agrees. according to a new abc news/"washington post" poll, 64% support using the new enhanced scanners. 32% oppose them. but the public is split on the new more aggressive pat-downs. 50% say the new procedure goes too far. of those who fly once a year, the number shoots up to 54%. incoming house transportation committee chairman john mica says the tsa needs to demonstrate more common sense. >> can't somebody make a thinking decision that you don't have to pat down a 10-year-old or a person who has some sort of a prosthetic device. >> reporter: but sources tell abc news that intelligence has picked up terrorists discussing the use of prosthetic or medical devices to conceal explosives. and the white house says terrorists are looking to recruit those from outside the profile. tsa head john pistole today, asked about pat-downs of female passengers unde
trying to get a federal grant aimed at post 9/11? and tsa agents are eating babies. >> what? >> and does a new study prove that humans can see into the future. the answer is yes. but you knew that. >> finally the national nightmare is off. >> i apologize for nothing. >> let's welcome our guest. there we go. i'm here with with entertainment journalist jill dobson. she is so sweet that candy is said to have a jill dobson suit. and mary katherine hamm. she is so sharp that benihana chefs use her to butterfly shrimp and then to shrimp butterfly. and bill shultz, fun fact he pays for enhanced pat-downs on the subway. anditif bang him at the end of bohemian rhapsody. and good to see you, pinch. >> read our book view of jay z's medical memwior "decoded" and who is this mr. z character and how does he spell the name? zee? sounds vaguely asian. >> really? does it bother you? >> absolutely not. but i do work with the chosen people, but i don't mind asians. >> they want to build their center using cash from dissenters and they want our mulah for their allah. the developers of the park 51 project, a
measures and all this heat might cause the tsa to change those measures. tom costello has the latest. >> good day to you from reagan national airport. is tsa is under tremendous pressure not only from some on capitol hill, but the growing public anger over these patdowns. . the tsa says only a small fraction of the public would be selected for one of these patdowns, yet so many complaints of people complaining that they have quite literally had artificial bladders on the outside of them they're wearing because of a medical condition have been smashed and urine has fallen on them. and women with breast pros thesis and people with artificial knees having to prove that and then the patdown in some very personal places on the body. all of that has got the tsa reeling from tremendous public backlash. this morning on "today," matt lauer asked the tsa chief about this. >> are you now actively rethinking this policy? >> yes, matt, we constantly evaluate our protocals in light of the latest intelligence. we'll look at how can we do to most effective screening knows there's a tradeoff, the tra
is a passenger who picked a fight with the tsa and posted the video on the web. weant to begin with nbc's tom costello at reagan national airport here in washington. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian. the tsa screens 2 million passengers every day. now a small number of passengers is talking about boycotting the tsa's latest screening metds just as the anksgiving rush draws near. when john tyner hit record at 6:00 a.m. turday with his cell phone camera face up and the x-ray machine at san diego's airport, he was anticipating a showdown with the tsa. having refed a full body iming scan, he would have to go through the new tsa pat-down. >> also we're going to be doing a groin check. that means we're going to place my hand on your hip and the other hand on your inner thigh, slowly go up and slide down. >> okay. >> we're going to do that two times in the front and back. >> reporter: tyner said no. >> we can do that out here. but if you touch my junk, i'm going to have you arrested. >> reporter: after he posted a video on his blog, one supporter wrote, civil rights icon rosa parks would be
nation." i'm tamron hall. the "news nation" is also following a push to ditch the tsa in favor of private security firms to screen airline passengers. an airport official in florida is now requesting that switch. meanwhile, john micah is urging the nation's 100 busiest airports to ditch the tsa. >> tsa has overstepped its bounds. i have no problems with using the body advance imaging or pat downs, but it shouldn't be done for primary screening. it should be targeted people who pose a threat. who set off some alarm or are on a watch list. >> and larry dale is president of the sanford airport authority in orlando. he joins me now over the phone. thanks for joining "news nation" tod today. >> thank you. >> where do you stand? where does your airport stand regard getting rid of the tsa and going for a private company? >> well, it's not getting rid of the tsa. aviation and transportation security act of 2001 was originally written partially by john michael to be private screeners. >> right. >> the senate, if you remember, overwrote that. so what they did is federalized it, but they put in a pr
the attention as well. he defended the tsa. >> the preertds that they've been putting in place are the only ones right now that they consider to be effective against the kind of threat we saw in the christmas day bombing. >> mike viqueira is in washington. what else did he have to say on the issue? >> i tell you. the president had three international summits in ten days and the biggest headlines coming out of that, what about the tsa pat-downs stateside? everybody upset. we know the story. if you don't want to go through the scanners, which many consider to be quite humiliating, frankly, you go through some of these pat-downs which people consider to be even more humiliating. it's being a huge issue and chuck todd stood up and asked the president about the s.t.a.r.t. treaty and the passdowns. he said, look, ever since the failed christmas day bombings over the skies of detroit last christmas, you remember he failed to light his underwear on fire and failed to designate the bomb, they've found a way to detect devices just like that one. said he doesn't go through these patdowns so he doesn't have
be changing. laura evans is following it from the newsroom. >> we have word that the head of the tsa is asking government security experts if there's a way to make the security pat-down less invasive but just as thorough. the head of the tsa, front and center today, addressing concerns about the agency's new body scanners and pat-downs. the new screening methods have been under attack, but tsa chief john pistol says everyone's number 1 concern should be safety. >> everybody else around them has been thoroughly screened and that includes you and that includes me. what it comes down to is for each person, what is that sense of security with privacy that everybody wants too. >> lives depend on t the mothers now are getting really upset about their children being patted down. well, i do recall that hez ballah is training children to carry on explosives. >> experts led the obama administration to implement the more thorough pat-down so tsa agents could catch a bomb traveling in a traveler's underwear. a new poll indicate support for the scanners and evidence shows they work. as for the more aggress
] >> is a patdown showdown the slight change the tsa is making when screening travelers. >>> good morning, it is monday, november 22. i'm juliette goodrich. >> i'm sydnie kohara. good morning, everyone. your time is 6:00. and want to let you know it will be a wet drive to work this morning. let get a quick look at traffic and weather before you head out the door. tracy, good morning. >> hey, good morning, sydnie and juliette. we do still have a few showers out there this morning. so take a look. your hi-def doppler showing some showers in the north bay for the morning, and another line of showers well down to the south moving through the santa cruz mountains. they are going to be in the forecast for the morning and well into the afternoon. and even a few more days this week. so we are not out of the woods just yet. your seven-day forecast coming right up. in the meantime, for your traffic, here's elizabeth. >> thank you, tracy. well, fortunately even though we have some slicker roads out there, traffic is unusually light because a lot of folks have this whole week off, so lucky. for right
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's david asman. >> david: junk, america's racing towards a travel nightmare anger over tsa pat-downs heats up. chaos is expected wednesday. government says controversial security system is all in the name of safety. some think there's a more effective, less expensive way to keep everybody safe. profile for potential terrorists. which plan is better? let's go in focus with victoria barrett, bill baldwin, lizzie mcdonald, emac profiling? the people who talk about civil rights in this country miss the mark when it comes to what this issue is about. there's no more greater violation of civil rights than to bond innocent people out of their seats. i'm talking about profiling the behavior of individuals who may do us harm. israel's top airlines have done it for years. they've only had one hijacking in 30 years. the issue is these people want to do us harm. they are religious murderers. got past technology in locker -- in lockerbie, 9/11. >> bottom line is profiling. victoria forget political correctness, lives are at stake here. >> interesting you mentioned the christmas day underwear bomber. wh
is getting a free pass. >>> every single day the men and womee of tsa and our intelligence community and hs are trying to find the right balance. >>> why residents are on alert at all hours. >>> dry continue, but rain on the the way. i'll let you know if it will impath your skywatch forecast. up in my >>> are you kidding me? >> a live tv failure. why this bridge collapse caused anchors to lose their cool. >>> putting a new spin on fight being crime. how you could put a wanted persoo behind barr. >>> live in high-definition from wbff tv in baltimore, this is fox 45 news at 10:00. >>> good evening. i'm jeff abell. >>> i'm karen parks. >>> tonight some baltimore residents are relieved after police makk an arrest in a >> melinda roeder live with more. >>reporter: several people havv been targeted here in remmington and nearby charles village.. the suspects would 31 approach victims as they were getting in and out of their cars and rob them at gunpoint, in most cases getting away with >> i couldn't believe it. >>reporter: police have arrested two teenagers they believe are responsible for
yourability on the world stage. second, do you care to comment on the dust-up over tsa patdowns? >> i have spoken to senator kyl directly. i believe senator kyl wants a safe and secure america, just like i do, and is well motivated. so what i said in terms of partisanship is that the climate in washington is one where it's hard to get parties to cooperate, especially after after a big election. that's understandable. folks are reorganizing. you have a lame duck session. there is a limited amount of time. it's been a long year. we've done a lot of stuff. people are i thinking about thanksgiving and getting off to christmas. i'm sure the republican caucus and the senate is really focused on next year. we're going to have a republican house. what are the things we want to get done and what are our priorities. so senator kyl has never said to me he does not want to see s.t.a.r.t. ratified. he hasn't publicly said he's opposed to the treaty. what he said is he didn't feel like there was enough time to get it done in the lame duck. and i take him at his word. what i'm trying to communicate is th
>>> you have the option to request a pat down be conducted in a private room. >> the tsa rrleases a message to travelers.. why some are calling out the obama administration over the body -pscans and pat downs. those pt >>> aawar veteran is suspended from college after writing about his experience in iraq. ⌞> it's ridiculous. to tell you the truth, i think it's bias against veterans. >> charles is a student at the community college of baltimore county. as part of an english assignment, e wrote an essay entitled "war is a drug." hiss teacher gave him an a. when the essay was published in the school newspaper, he got a >>> it was a busy holiday travel season gets underway, pederal offiiials are defending new measures put in to place to screen airline passengers. as shellby lynn reports, it is part of an evolving program and public feedback is important. >>reporter: as more concerns are raised about new airport screening procedures, the transportation security admmnistration is trying to educate the flying public bout the rules. on sunday, tsa administratoo defended the sys
of the year underway, america. complicating makes, the new tsa screening, some call it unnecessarily intrusive. >> worst travel day of the year and they're going to play games. i think it's ridiculous. they should all get a life. leave this thing alone. they would be the first ones to complain if something happens on the plane. bill: there you have opposing views and opponents urging that folks opt out today but there are concerns that could make already brutal delays even worse. mike tobin, at one of the nation's biggest airports, chicago's o'hare. good morning, it's 8:00 there local time. >> reporter: good morning, bill. the nightmare scenario that was predicted because of this national opt out effort hasn't materialized, certainly not here at o'hare international airport. what we're hearing from the aaa is that's because due to a combination of factors, many travelers are opting this holiday to travel by car. >> this is the greatest percentage of auto versus air travel for any holiday ever, 94 percent of the 42 million people are traveling by auto. >> now, the concerns that we're talking ab
. she opted for a patdown instead. >> having the tsa agent come and cup the breast prosthesis to move it around and confirm it is really there, that was too humiliating. >> some tsa screeners are complaining online. it is not comfortable to come to work knowing full well that my hands will be feeling another man's private parts. secretary of state, hillary clinton, said she would try to skip the pat-downs too. >> would you submit to one of these pat-downs? >> not if i could avoid it. who would? >> president obama says he is listening. >> what i said to the tsa is that you have to constantly refine and measure whether what we are doing is the only way to assure the american people's safety. >> the president should call them in today and ask them to perform the procedure on him and then we'll have a new policy by tomorrow. >> the tsa chief is already signaling, there is room for change. >> the bottom line is, with he know everybody is going to get home safely. how can we work in partnership with the traveling public to accomplish that. >> we have homeland security officials out now in t
will u.s. troops be out. >>> the patdown controversy. the tsa is making a key change, but it won't affect flyers during the busiest time of the year. >>> deadly mistake. authorities take action after the accidental euthanasia of a hero war dog. >>> plus the sky's the limit. we'll introduce you to a new farming concept that could help feed the world. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt. those advanced patdowns and body scanners at airports. now the tsa has announced it is making a change to those rules. we're joined with all the details. good saturday morning. this new change in policy only affects a really small group of people, right? >> that's right. airline passengers will still be subjected to the rigorous patdowns and the full body scans but not pilots. the tsa is exempting pilots from the advanced procedures though they'll still have to go through metal detectors and have to show company and government issued i.d.s. that has others legs and used her hand to go up my skirt, that's when i freaked out. >> passengers against the procedures are staging a boycott on wednesday. that'
at washington's reagan national airport. tom it does seem that the tsa is in a really difficult position, especially heading into the strong travel weekend. >> reporter: yeah, i think some the tsa continues to say it can't change the policy, it won't change the policy. but i think as you start to really split their words ever so slightly you see that they may be giving themselves a little bit of wiggle room to tweak it ever so slightly. i don't think you're going -- certainly you will not see the full body imageers eliminated. they're invested in those, rolled out across the country. they may upgrade the software it's a done deal. it's the pat-downs that seem to be the issue here. might the tsa change or modify their approach on the pat-downs for those people who opt out of that full body imageer scanner or, for whatever reason, necessitate a pat-down. the outrage has been so tremendous over last week, more than most people anticipated, i think that's a possibility, but i don't think the tsa will advertise it. if they do it they don't want to tell terrorists what they're doing but there
era tax cuts. how to balance security and privacy. we'll look at the controversy over tsa pat-downs and full-body scanners. the unintended consequences of u.s. aid to mexico. special forces trained by americans have gone rogue. and we conclude our 12 in 2012 series with new jersey governor chris christie and other possible candidates. "special report" starts right now. >> good evening. i'm bret baier reporting from fox news headquarters in new york. president obama is in portugal tonight at the conclusion of a busy day with nato partners inlies done. while afghanistan is the main focus, the president already has an agreement on another sticky issue. >> in lizton for the nato summit president obama announced a deal on developing a missile defense system which he says will be capable of protecting europe and the united states. >> it's an important step forward builds on the new phase adaptive approach to missile defense that i announced for the united states last year. it offers a role for all of our allies. >> the president also pushed republicans in the senate to stop blocking
screening procedures. yesterday the tsa administrator said that the screenings are necessary to keep us safe also that possibly the tsa is backing down, saying that the screening procedures would be done as warranted. new security scanners and pat- downs at airports are getting a lot of reaction. frustrated passengers. >> the tsa is out of control. >> some believe the pat-downs are too comfortable. the tsa work on the weekend to convince passengers spent the measures are necessary and that that the pat-said downs would be conducted as warranted. >> you have the option of requesting the in a private home to be viewed by the person of your choice. >> you only get a if you decline the. >> i feel greater security with the scanners. >> there's an internet movement urging passengers to out out of body scans this week to slow security and to appoint to the tsa -- to opt out of body scans. >> most travelers just want to get off to their destination as fast as possible. >> either way, it's going to be busy at the airports everywhere across the nation. more than 1 million people traveling for the tha
about the invasive uses of pat downs. >> reporter: john, the head of the tsa, said he understands the discomforts some passengers are feeling over the close contact and pat downs in the private area and using the scanners that can see through colleagues. >> reasonable people can disagree as to the balance between privacy and security. >> reporter: the pat downs argued are given only to a few passengers. the tsa officers were trained, he said, to perform the tasks sensitive to the travelers concerns. >> i expect them to act professionally at all times and treat all passengers with dignity and respect. >> reporter: the new measures are needed, the ts achieve said, especially -- tsa chief said, especially in the wake of the terror plot aimed at aircraft, like last year's underwear bomber. some senators are expressing concern of the growing disagreement over the invasive nature of the searches and can damage tsas trust with the flying public. >> and there has to be a way, however, for a privacy concern to be addressed. >> may be we're at a point here where there is not a vocal mine ot
we can expand with passenger rail. what actions has tsa taken to meet the recommendations? >> there are a number of issues that we are addressing. the key is how do we best ingate state and local still have that first response and prevention irresponsibility? we can do it through the grants that we can allocate. one is through training. is the actual hiring -- the only officers there were hired for new york city's subways. these of the type of things we are doing. >> the department recently completed an assessment of the nation's passenger rail mass transit system found significant security risks and yet surface transportation security has traditionally made up a small percentage of tsa's overall budget. agencies are reviewing their budget needs for the fiscal year 2012 budget. will the budget request for tsa reflect more sensitivity to the need for rail and transit security? >> absolutely. >> when we looked at the number of people travelling by rail and see how inviting a target it was in other blaze of the to notwe can't continue focus more attention. >> i agree. tsa bud
busiest travel day of the year. >> maybe the tsa has a point. germany shutting down a popular tourist site over concerns regarding security this morning. more on the fox news alert. >> and teen sensation justin bieber, joe's idol ruining night at the american music awards. some blast from the past stole the spotlight. he's back. >> oh, no! >> "fox & friends" starts now. >> actually saw the performance by justin bieber, the first time i have seen him perform. he doesn't have the same haircut anymore. >> he's change. he's growing up just in time. >> i don't know. >> by the way, who is his mentor? was it usher? >> bangs wise? >> no, music wise. >> they showed him in the audience right after. how far you want to go back? wayne newton. >> i'm not looking for the artist but wondered if you knew. >> more on the bieber coming up. we have breaking news right now overnight. germany shutting down one of the most popular tourist sites because of the security concerns. it's the parliament building in berlin. german officials not elaborating on the threat at this hour. it comes after a
will u.s. troops be out? >>> the patdown controversy. the tsa is making a key change, but it won't affect flyers during the busiest travel time of the year. >>> deadly mistake, authorities take action after the accidental youth nausea of a hero war dog. >>> gold rush, more people cash in on the rising price of gold, but how do you know you're getting the best price available out there? >>> good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt. it's 8:00 a.m. on the east coast. there we go. we have new developments today on the war in afghanistan as president obama sits down for another day of meetings with nay row leaders in pore you to gal. let's go to nbc's monica kerry live at the white house for us. good saturday morning to you, mike. good morning,el alex. >> what do you know? >> there are two issues on the table here. this is the nato summit, the third international summit he's had in the last ten days. those issues are the s.t.a.r. treaty and how it's being held up in the united states senate and the u.s. position in afghanistan. it is a nato mission, as you know, and so the countries there are ver
. turbulence over securi screening. the t.s.a. gives pilots a pass, but some airports are now threatening to give t.s.a. agents the boot. i'm katie couric. also tonight, it's one of the most popular prescription painkillers. now the makers of darvon are pulling it from the market because the f.d.a. says it can have fatal side effects. an aspiring ballplayer is killed and his family blames allegedly defective ford seat belts. an exclusive cbs news investigation. two shots heard round the world. three decades later, remembering the mystery that kept everybody guessing. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. on the eve of the busy holiday travel week, protests are growing louder over those airport body scans and patdowns. a.a.a. expects more than 1.6 million americans to fly this thanksgiving season, 3.5% more than last year. and security officers at 68 airports across the country will be scanning passengers or patting them down. kelly cobiella is at one of those airports,
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